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Measles cases have health officials worried about vaccine refusers
Southern California Public Radio

News that California has already had 15 cases of measles this year has public health officials on alert, particularly because of the growing number of parents opting not to vaccinate their children. Last year at this time there were only two cases.

Health officials have determined that at least seven of the 15 measles victims were intentionally not vaccinated. That has stoked their concern that if more people choose not to vaccinate it could lead to a more widespread outbreak of measles or other communicable diseases.